Antimicrobial Copper in the Fight Against COVID 19

Everyone needs to be doing their bit to support the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic, this goes without saying and Charles Days is doing everything it can to protect its employees, suppliers and customers alike, even supporting them in their own efforts through the Antimicrobial properties of Copper.

Copper is a natural antimicrobial material that has been taken advantage of for centuries by different civilisations. Whilst extensive studies are and have always been ongoing, Scientists are able to demonstrate the intrinsic efficacy of copper alloy “touch surfaces” to destroy a wide range of  microorganisms that threaten public health.

Antimicrobial Copper in the Fight Against COVID 19 - Charles Day Steels

With the focus on stopping the spread of the virus Charles Days is producing copper door pads and handles to limit the surface transfer risk to employees within a company environment.

In a recent article on the BBC ( ), they explained

“…the NIH (US National Institute for Health) study found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus survives for longer on cardboard – up to 24 hours – and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces.

The findings suggest the virus might last this long on door handles, plastic-coated or laminated worktops and other hard surfaces. The researchers did find, however, that copper surfaces tended to kill the virus in about four hours.”

It has always been Charles Days’ policy to source material at the best prices and to keep sizable stocks, putting us in a strong position to support customers both with their day to day business and the fight against the virus.

Fancy some for your organisation? Want them bespoke cut or etched? No problem. We can cut to any size required and even incorporate company logos through cutting or etching. For more information please get in touch with our sales team today.